Good Samaritan Society - Forest City is a small non-profit nursing home located in Forest City, Iowa. It looks like this is a fine facility. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid grade. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this nursing home. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Good Samaritan Society - Forest City
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this nursing home especially excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Not many nursing homes fared better in this category. Our inspection scores are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, this nursing home also was given favorable long-term care scores in our assessment. In fact, we awarded it one of our better scores in that area, with a score of B+. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. After we finished assessing the volume of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a dangerous health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third category we graded was short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B-. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
The final category we scored is nursing. This facility received a grade of B- in this category. In determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we weigh the number of hours nurses spend with patients as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, our nursing scores also consider quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Society - Forest City Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 9.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 3.52% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained a fall resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 7.09% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term residents that have had UTI's. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 11.27% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 18.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 2.26% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Many would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 100% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 10.17% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 13.97% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 13.97% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 8.71% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Society - Forest City, 96.83% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some believe this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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